• Louisiana editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: Jan. 28 The Advocate, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on rich history on Teche: The story goes that the matron of The Shadows on the Teche, the antebellum landmark in New Iberia, was faced with a stark offer. Take the oath of allegiance to the...

  • Western experts gather for regional drought forum

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Experts from across the West are gathering in New Mexico to discuss the effects of drought on recreation and tourism. The Western Governors' Association is putting on the two-day forum. Experts from New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Oregon will be part of...

  • Major impressionist exhibit making US stop in Philadelphia

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A major impressionist exhibit featuring works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Edgar Degas is making its only U.S. stop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art this summer. The museum said Wednesday "Discovering the Impressionists" will feature more than 80...

  • Travel in Maine returning to normal as airports dig out

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's transportation grid is returning to normal as flights resume at the state's airports and snow plowing continues on its major roads. A Portland International Jetport spokesman says there will be "some cancelations" at the airport on Wednesday, but flight...

  • Comment sought on pipeline surveys in Monongahela forest

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — Federal officials are seeking the public's input on whether surveys for a proposed natural gas pipeline should be allowed in the Monongahela National Forest. The proposed 550-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline would run through West Virginia, Virginia and North...

  • Museum vows to reopen after thieves swipe historic gold

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wells Fargo Bank officials vowed to reopen a popular corporate museum in the heart of San Francisco's financial district after thieves smashed a stolen SUV through its front door and made off with historic gold nuggets on display. The museum is a destination for...

  • Gov. Nathan Deal unveils 2015 Georgia tourism guide

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Officials unveiled the 2015 Georgia travel guide during an event at the Capitol recognizing the tourism industry's impact on the state. Gov. Nathan Deal and Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr unveiled the guide Tuesday during Tourism,...

  • Tourists give hope to residents of battered Lebanese city

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — As the tour group made its way through the narrow alleys of the seaside city of Tripoli, marveling at its medieval architecture, residents stared back at a sight that for them was just as exotic — visitors in their poor, restive corner of Lebanon. "Foreigners!"...

  • Gunmen storm luxury Libyan hotel, killing American, 9 others

    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia. Two attackers were killed following an...

  • The latest on the Northeast snowstorm

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    9:45 P.M. EST Residents of New Hampshire, where Nashua got 33 inches of snow and Hudson got 32, are venturing outside to assess the damage. Bob Preston is a real estate agent in Seabrook, a coastal town strafed by high winds and almost 28 inches of snow. Making his rounds to check on...

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